Vampyre (1990) (DVD Review)
Directed By: Bruce G. Hallenbeck
Starring: Randy Scott RolzerCathy SeylerJohn Brent
Rated: UR/Region: 0/1:33/Number of disc: 1 (DVDr)
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Traumatized by vampires as a young man, David Gray grows into an adult dedicated to fighting the bloodthirsty forces of evil. He’s called to the remote New England village of Cortempierre, in which innocent humans have become the victims of witches and vampires.
Vampyre is a movie that perhaps overshot its coverage a bit with the way it unfolds. While I have no clue about the budget of the film, the movie tries to really go for a retro feel with the look and time of the film, but it seems to stretch things a bit and it feels kind of off and cheap at times. That doesn’t stop the movie from adding in some T and A and a little blood, but the acting is sadly not good enough to keep things on the rails for the most part. The movie follows our lead from a boy killing vampires to a man killing vampires. But now he even takes the time to daydream about the hot female one in the group in between trying to save the day. It probably comes across more humorous than it meant to but in a film like this, you tend to find whatever you can to latch on to.
While I give all the respect in the world to the director and what they tried to do here, I’m just not a big fan of what Vampyre was offering up. It was a movie that totally tried to be something and it tried to make good use of what was offered up but it just fell really flat with the overall results and the fun factor of the film. It just didn’t have enough blood, enough solid actors, or enough of a pace to keep me really that interested in it as it was going on. It was a nice try, but it sadly just wasn’t enough.
– Commentary by Director Bruce G. Hallenbeck